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PhilaU Blackstone LaunchPad Helping Student Startup Ventures: Technical.ly Philly

The PhilaU Blackstone LaunchPad is helping students and alumni reach their entrepreneurial dreams, Technical.ly Philly reported June 21.

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Jeff Ashley Cautions on Flame Retardants in Car Seats: Philadelphia Inquirer

Jeff Ashley, professor of chemistry, discussed his research on flame retardants in childrens’ car seats in a June 21 Philadelphia Inquirer article on toxic chemicals in car seats.  Ashley said it’s “upsetting to see that these chemicals have proven to be …

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William Sasso Delivers PhilaU Commencement Address: Legal Intelligencer

William R. Sasso, chairman of Stradley Ronan Stevens & Young law firm, delivered the undergraduate address at Philadelphia University’s May 16 commencement ceremony,  The Legal Intelligencer reported June 18.

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Former Registrar Paul Kerstetter Remembered by Community: Roxborough Review

Former Registrar Paul Kerstetter, who passed away June 4, was remembered fondly by family, friends and community members in a June 16 Roxborough Review story. Kersetter retired in 2005 after 39 years of service at PhilaU.

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Matt Dane Baker Appointed Provost At PhilaU: Philadelphia Business Journal

Matt Dane Baker has been appointed provost and dean of the faculty at Philadelphia University, the Philadelphia Business Journal reported June 12.

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Law and Society Graduate Discusses First Amendment Rights at Sports Stadiums: ESPN Twin Cities

Law and Society alumnus John Sczepanski ’14 was interviewed about sports fans’ first amendment rights in stadiums built in part with public funds on ESPN Twin Cities radio show June 7. Sczepanski, now a law student, wrote an article on this …

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National Basketball Tournament Comes to PhilaU in July: Comcast SportsNet, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, SB Nation

The Basketball Tournament, a national single-elimination, open application tournament launched in 2014, will come to Philadelphia University July 17-19 as part of its 2015 tournament,  Comcast SportsNet, Seattle Post-Intelligencer and SB Nation reported.

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Graduate Industrial Design Students Use 3D Technologies to Create Custom Footwear: 3DPrint.com

Industrial design graduate students Matt Flail and Tim Ganter used 3D scanning and printing technologies to create custom footwear for their thesis project that conforms to the user’s feet, 3Dprint.com reported June 9, 2015.

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PhilaU Climate Action Sustainability Initiatives Highlighted by Billy Penn

Philadelphia University, one of only five colleges in the region to sign the American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment, operates entirely on green contractual energy, utilizes energy efficient heating, lighting and cooling throughout campus and is on track to …

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Graphic Design Alumna Hannah Volz To Join Adidas In Germany: Technical.ly Philly

Graphic design communication graduate Hannah Volz ’12 will be moving to  Herzogenaurach, Germany, to work on packaging for Adidas, Technical.ly Philly reported June 3. Volz, who currently works for Brolik Productions in Philadelphia, said, “I’ve always been really passionate about packaging …

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